Rams and Chargers winning the uniform battle in the NFL

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Jared Goff
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Jared Goff /

The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers are tops in the NFL when it comes to alternate uniforms.

In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Rams AND the Los Angeles Chargers finished first and second in a list of best alternate uniforms.

To be clear, the Rams were first and the Chargers second, but even if had gone the other way, you would have a hard time finding fault as both are excellent choices among fans.

Los Angeles will have three opportunities to wear the blue and yellow in 2018, assuaging some fan dislike for colors that are more complicated than need be, and were an absolute source of embarrassment on at least one occasion last season.

Meanwhile for the other team in LA, the powder blue is a longtime favorite and one just about every NFL fan likes.

The Rams, who plan to roll out new uniforms when the new Inglewood facility opens in 2020, will continue to limp along in a combination of throwbacks and whatever they are calling what they wore last season.

This offseason has seen a loud call from fans and the Los Angeles media, who have implored the league office to toss fans a bone and let the Rams wear the old colors with greater frequency. As is typical of Manhattan, the office was not swayed.

In defense of the NFL, it’s a long standing, albeit draconian rule that the Rams braintrust did not account for when moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

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The team also wore the Color Rush gear last season that is harsh on the eyes, but seems to be a favorable option for some players, including running back Todd Gurley.

Either way, look for the Rams to get an extra game for the throwbacks, which aren’t just a fan favorite in Los Angeles, but clearly a favorite off NFL fans across the board.